The Original Tea Party
Although the 13 original Colonies were given the “right” to self-govern, King George of England remained the over-seer. As such, he repeatedly made new laws — and changed existing laws — that were intentionally designed to be burdensome. When he passed the Tea Act (taxing tea shipped to the Americas, and using that tax for purposes that would not benefit the colonists), the Sons of Liberty
Last Meeting of the Year -
December is a busy month for us all, so we will not be scheduling a membership meeting for December. Therefore, our November meeting will be our last meeting for 2014.
Our guest speaker will be Stephen Sio of the Heritage Action Group. He’s very knowledgeable of the issues in Washington, and will guide us through the process we as a tea party can be more effective in influencing change with the new Republican Congress.
6:30pm in Courtroom A, the same courtroom meeting room where we held last month’s meeting.
The Gadsden Flag
Even though the Gadsden Flag is the symbol of today’s Tea Party movement, it is not an original idea. In the long and storied history of the flag, it’s first recorded use was during the Revolutionary War in 1775. The flag is called the Gadsden after it’s designer, Christopher Gadsden, an American general and statesman.
The complete history is too extensive to share here but can be found at Wikipedia
"And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor". signed, our founding Fathers